A series of terrible bomb blasts that rocked Bangladesh after certain intervals since 1999, killed some 179 people and wounded hundreds, reports UNB.
Thursday (Dec 8) at least eight people were killed and more than 100 injured, many of them seriously, when a powerful bomb exploded in Netrokona town.
On Dec 1 one people was killed when a suicide bomber set off the explosive in front of DC office in Gazipur. Thirteen people were killed and over 50 injured when suicide bombers launched attacks in Gazipur and Chittagang courts on Nov 29.
On Nov 14 a JMB suicide squad bombed a court microbus in southern Jhalakati district, killing two senior assistant judges. On Aug 17 activists of the banned JMB staged simultaneous bombings at court and government establishments in 63 district headquarters leaving three people dead and hundreds wounded.
On Oct. 3 court bombings carried out by the militants in three districts--Laxmipur, Chandpur and Chittagang left two people dead.
On Aug 21, 2004, grenade attacks on an Awami League (AL) rally in Dhaka left 22 people, including senior AL leader Ivy Rahman, dead and over 100 injured. AL President Sheikh Hasina narrowly escaped death in the attack believed to be an attempt on her life.
On Jan 27, 2005 a grenade attack on an Awami League rally in Habiganj, left former Finance Minister and AL leader Shah AMS Kibria and three others dead.
According to available reports, nearly 150 people were killed and about 1,000 others injured in a series of major bomb blasts and attacks in Bangladesh since 1999 to till January 27, 2005.
On Mar 6, 1999, an explosion at a Udichi cultural function in Jessore left 10 people dead and over 100 injured. Same year on October 8, eight people were killed and 30 others injured in a bomb blast at Ahmedia Masjid in Khulna. It was followed by another bomb blast at Alal Pak Darbarsharif in Faridpur, killing four people.
On Jan 20, 2001, seven people were killed in bomb blasts at a CPB rally at Paltan Maidan and nearby AL office at Bangabandhu Avenue. Two months later on April 14, the first day of Bengali New Year, 10 people were killed and some 50 wounded in bomb explosions at a cultural function at Ramna Batomul.
On Jun 3, 2001, 10 more people were killed and 30 others injured in a bomb attack on a church at Baniarchang in Gopalganj.
On Jun 15, 2001, a bomb attack on the AL office in Narayanganj left 22 people killed. On Sep 23, 2001, eight people were killed and over 100 injured in a bomb attack on an AL public meeting at Mollahat in Bagerthat.
On Sep 26, 2001, four people were killed in a blast near an AL rally in Sunamganj.
On Sep 28, 2000 more than 100 people were injured in a series of blasts at a movie house and circus pandel in Satkhira.
On Dec 6, 2002, bomb blasts in four movie houses in Mymensingh town killed 27 and injured more than 200 others. Seven people were killed and 20 others injured in a bomb blast at a fair in Tangail on January 17, 2003.
Three people were killed and British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Anwar Choudhury was among at least 70 injured in a powerful bomb blast at Hazrat Shahjalal Shrine in Sylhet on May 21, 2004.